On Thursday we will gather at the South Portico of the State Capitol in Richmond for an hour long tribute to our Virginia heroes. The speakers at this year's event will include Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Adjutant General of Virginia Major General Robert Newman, Jr., a family member of one of the Virginia Heroes, and several others. There will also be an F-18 Jet Flyover, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter flyover, a 21-gun salute, and music by the Fort Lee Army Band.
I hope you will be able to make it out this Thursday afternoon, as we begin Memorial Day Weekend by remembering those who make our freedoms possible. Many of you have served. Everybody knows somebody who has worn the uniform. On Thursday let's show the families of the fallen, the soldiers currently serving in the field and the entire world that Virginia will never forget the brave men and women who have given their all in defense of freedom, liberty, and the United States of America.
For more information about the Virginia Wall of Honor please visit: http://www.vaag.com/PRESS_RELEASES/NewsArchive/052407_Wall.html
What: 2008 Virginia Wall of Honor Ceremony
When: 3:00p.m., Thursday, May 22nd